DRCC Note on the Eighth Amendment and upcoming Referendum

Women become pregnant after rape.   Please read the Dublin Rape Crisis Centre’s summary of best evidence before using victims of sexual violence in the upcoming Referendum on the Eight Amendment. If you or someone you know has been affected by sexual violence please remember our National 24-Hour Helpline 1800 77 8888. Please find the full....

Rape Crisis Centre’s Safe Space at Body & Soul 2018

Great news we’re delighted to announce we’ll be attending Body&Soul this year as a charity partner to talk about the importance of consent.  This year RCC’s from around Ireland are working together to talk about consent where we plan to provide a ‘Safe Space’ of sorts for festival-goers to relax and take some time away from the busier festival....

Press Release: DRCC welcomes increased protections for victims

DRCC welcomes increased protections for victims of crime during trials Dublin Rape Crisis Centre (DRCC) has welcomed the announcement of Minister Charlie Flanagan TD that all sections of the Criminal Law (Sexual Offences) Act 2017 are now operational. It has also welcomed the Minister’s statement that a review of all protections for complainants will be....

DRCC announces Sept 2018 Camino Walk & Fundraiser

The Dublin Rape Crisis Centre is pleased to announce a Camino Walk and Fundraiser this September. From 16-21 September, participants will trek the scenic Pamplona to Viana section of Camino Frances in Spain. Details on cost, itinerary and how to sign up are included in the brochure below. Dust off the hiking boots and join....

DRCC Note on the Eighth Amendment and upcoming Referendum

Women become pregnant after rape.   Please read the Dublin Rape Crisis Centre’s summary of best evidence before using victims of sexual violence in the upcoming Referendum on the Eight Amendment. If you or someone you know has been affected by sexual violence please remember our National 24-Hour Helpline 1800 77 8888. Please find the full....

DRCC highlighted at SIF’s Animate Event

The DRCC was proud to be highlighted at the Social Innovation Fund’s (SIF) Showcase Event for the Animate Healthy Communities programme. BodyRight, our sexual violence awareness & prevention programme for young people, received an Animate award in late 2017 that provided business planning support, communications support and training to help us deliver BodyRight training to....

DRCC volunteers honoured at graduation ceremony

The DRCC was proud to honour our amazing volunteers at a spring graduation ceremony on Monday, 14th May. Twelve volunteers completed 2 years of service, offering invaluable support for survivors of sexual violence who access the National 24-Hour Helpline, the Rotunda Hospital’s Sexual Assault Treatment Unit (SATU), court or Garda Stations. We could not do the....

Announcing WomanKind 2018

The annual WomanKind event in aid of the Dublin Rape Crisis Centre will be held on Friday, 14 September in the InterContinental Hotel Dublin. For tickets and more information, contact Elaine@pluto.ie. We hope to see you there!

Take Heart – Art exhibition & pop-up sale

In partnership with a collective of artists, writers and other creatives, the Take Heart art pop-up and sale will take place on 10th May. Come along to browse the art, books and jewellery and enjoy a glass of bubbles and some readings. This is a first for the DRCC and we hope to see you....

Statement from the Dublin Rape Crisis Centre – 11th April 2018

Following the lifting of reporting restrictions in the recent Belfast rape trial, Noeline Blackwell, CEO of the Dublin Rape Crisis Centre has today issued a statement reminding the public of supports available from rape crisis centres around the country and of the National 24-Hour Helpline run by the Dublin Rape Crisis Centre at 1800 77....

Frontline Gardaí need training in sexual violence cases

Following revelations that the number of people who have come forward to report sex crimes over the past 14 years has been overestimated in official crime statistics, DRCC Chief Executive Noeline Blackwell commented that frontline gardaí require training in dealing with victims of sexual violence. Read the full article here.